Sunday, January 27, 2008


Yes, I have startitus.
  • Uncontrollable urges to start new things
  • The inability to finish one new thing before starting another
So I began the Fluffy Bunny Slippers! They're reasonably easy, and it turns out that I'm a tight hooker.

Other than beginning that, and the Fetchings for my sister, we've been tidying. Yesterday we took several bags of clothes and shoes to the donation bank at the tip (probably 2 - 3 bin bags full) and then today we've filled two more. it's not that I change shape that much...
Well, no, it is. Since I lost weight I have changed shape. I'm still a size 12, but all over (for like the first time ever!) instead if being a 10 on top and 12 hips (which I used to be before I put the weight on in the first place) or the "I promise I can sqeeze into a 12 on top and these 14 jeans) [NB. these are UK sizes]

So, I've got rid of shirts that I will never wear (and should never have, they looked awful!), vests that are past their best, more old bras (who would have thought I owned so many teeeeny bras?) I even managed to get rid of some of OH's old t-shirts too!

Then I went on to try to organize my knitting patterns.
A lot of my knitting patterns come from magazines (and will continue to, I think, for a while) so I've been cutting them out and filing them. Or at least, I am the "Simply Knitting" ones, which are suitable for that. All the other magazines have the patterns spread out over loads of pages (pattern on p10 will say like "continued on p635 [exag])
Oh well. I'm enjoying it really - reviewing all my patterns!

Last but not least, I've been nominated by Carly of Knitting and Sewing and all forms of procrastination. . . for the

You Make My Day Award

Thank you very much Carly! (By the way, I'd recommend the Pratchett Discworld books, if you like to read funny books!)

The Rules are to "Give up to 10 people whose blog brings you happiness & inspiration and makes you feel happy about Blogland." Beware! You may get the Award several times! Let them know by posting a note on their blog so they can pass it on.
So here we are:

My Sister
Lint, who is a real world friend too
Britknitter, who helps rescue doggies, so makes their days as well as mine when I read about it!
Crafty Drama Queen, who was my SP11 spoiler and continues to be an interesting read
Fluffy Knitting, who was my spoilee for SP11 and has been entertaining since it began!
Knitting Mama, who is great to read, though I don't comment enough (and I know she's already had this award)
Brendadada, who I see more of on Ravelry
Yarn Harlot
Carly, back at you!

Okay, that's only nine. You nine should feel all the more special.


Gayle said...

Thats nice of you... I dont know anyone on blog really... how sad!

Dianne said...

Thanks! It really does make me feel special. I love reading your blog, too!

Anonymous said...

Wow. Am in London, had a dog of a day, and just sifting through my feeds when I saw this. What a really lovely surprise. Thank you! Made my day. :)